Be There for Survivors this Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year in October, domestic violence awareness month helps bring attention to an issue that occurs within domestic partnerships and intimate relationships of all kinds—and is often not talked about.

#MeToo: RAINN Turns Awareness Into Action

One year ago, many courageous survivors began sharing their experiences of sexual violence in a unified statement—#MeToo. Since then, countless other brave voices have joined together to elevate a critical national discussion by speaking out about sexual assault and harassment across every industry.

RAINN Hotline Helps Record Number of Survivors

Between Thursday, the day of the hearing, and Sunday, RAINN saw a 338 percent increase in hotline traffic. “History shows us that when high-profile allegations such as these are in the news it often causes others to reach out too. This story has clearly resonated with survivors, and has led thousands to reach out for help for the first time,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz.

RAINN Statement on Cosby Sentence

The women who shared their stories in the Cosby trial and sentencing showed admirable courage and strength. We are grateful that the court understood the seriousness of Cosby’s crime and sentenced him to prison. Let’s hope that the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.

RAINN Statement About Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Sexual assault is a crime, and every allegation should be thoroughly investigated. The allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are very serious. The Senate Judiciary Committee has a responsibility to hear from both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford before voting on his nomination.

RAINN apoya a los sobrevivientes que hablan español

El 15 de septiembre comienza el mes de conmemoración a la herencia hispana y por ello, es una gran oportunidad para celebrar a los 40 millones de americanos que hablan español como su idioma principal. Para participar en estas fiestas RAINN desea seguir proporcionando el apoyo e información que se merecen los(as) sobrevivientes de violencia sexual que hablan español no sólo este mes sino durante todo el año.

RAINN Supports Spanish-Speaking Survivors

Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15, and it is a great time to celebrate the heritage of the 40 million Americans who primarily speak Spanish. In honor of this month, RAINN wants to make sure it continues to provide the support and information that Spanish-speaking survivors in these communities deserve year-round.

RAINN Announces National Leadership Council Members

The National Leadership Council comprises individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. “We are grateful for the leadership of the members of our National Leadership Council and honored that they have chosen RAINN as their partner to create a future without sexual violence.”

RAINN Supports Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Medical Services for Survivors

RAINN has worked closely with congressional leaders to inform the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA) and will continue to support efforts to pass the bill and similar measures.

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